Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is one type of bacterial staph infection resistant to many antibiotics, making it more difficult to treat. Staph infections, including MRSA, are being acquired by healthy persons not recently hospitalized or having undergone medical procedures.
In the community setting, Community-Associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) infections are spreading through prisons, gyms and locker rooms often due to poor hygiene practices, creating an entry route for infection.
Symptoms of Staph or MRSA infections may manifest as skin infections, such as pimples and boils that can be red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage and occur in otherwise healthy people.
See your healthcare provider if you think you may have a staph or MRSA infection.